Tutor: Andrea Merboth
|Length: Full Year||Class Period: Wednesday, period 3|
Art Survey will be a hands-on and lecture style class where students
will spend the first 30 minutes studying master artists and their art.
We will look at the time periods as well as the worldview that is presented
through their art, based, in part, on Cornerstone Curriculums David
Quine. The remaining 50 minutes will be hands-on art where the students
will explore different mediums while learning drawing, chalk, acrylic
painting, and watercolor. They will be encouraged to learn what color
combinations portray, and grow in knowledge of shape, composition, and
perspective, all while developing the gifts God has given them. Students
will complete the year long course with the ability to identify over 25
artists work, briefly know their story, and demonstrate a beginning
knowledge of several mediums for art. There will be some extra time provided
throughout the year to enable students to finish their work if needed,
and the class will finish the year with a trip to the Minneapolis Institute
of Art. Students will also have a matted piece of art ready for framing,
by the end of each semester. The class is designed to fill an early high
school level art class, so students interested in the class will do best
if they are high school levelwith or without any previous art experienceor
if they are in 7-8th grade and have had at least one drawing or art class.
Students will have the opportunity to showcase their work at the
CHAT Christmas Celebration and the Spring Showcase.
Students will have the opportunity to showcase their work at the CHAT Christmas Celebration and the Spring Showcase.
The Christmas Celebration date is Thursday, December 14, 2017. The Spring Showcase is Thursday, May 10, 2018.
Tutor: Andrea Merboth has a BA degree in Occupational Therapy from the College of St. Catherine. Andrea has taken various art classes in watercolor and oil painting and has been involved in several art shows, art exhibits, and canvass painting parties amidst friends and a relaxing backdrop. She has taught art classes for many years to varied age groups, primarily to the homeschool population. In addition to enjoying painting on canvas, Andrea paints furniture, walls, fabric, room murals, and has also painted a 10’x20’ mural in the library in McGregor MN and worked with students and locals on another large mural in Ciudad Juarez, MX. She has also painted sets for several full-length plays, some of which she directed in the homeschool arena. Andrea and her husband have a passion to help ground young people in the Christian faith, realizing that all forms of communication, including art have the ability to either draw you towards or away from the truths of God. She believes that beauty is a reflection of God, and art classes can empower students to find creative ways to share God with the world.
Level: Grades 7-12 (Please see
note in the class description above)